Marriage Counseling/Couples Therapy

Disconnection and negative cycles in relationships keep partners unseen, frustrated, exhausted, and alone. I work with couples with presentations from premarital checkups to affairs and other serious injuries to the relationship. I am especially experienced in working with couples to:

  • Build trust and heal from violations of trust
  • De-escalate destructive patterns of conflict
  • Develop greater intimacy and closeness
  • Foster acceptance of one another’s differences and appreciation for each other
  • Work through the effects of stressors on the relationship (e.g., life transitions, work or family stress)
  • Grow sexual intimacy and satisfaction

In couples therapy and marriage counseling, I practice Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy (EFT), and I am the founder of the Fort Collins EFT Community. With nearly 200 hours of direct training in EFT and 100 hours of mentorship from the best-of-the-best supervisors in the model, I am an expert in this method. EFT is the most evidence-based couples therapy method, with 90% of couples improving their relationship with this method and 75% no longer meeting criteria for relationship distress after treatment (learn more about EFT by viewing my Psychology Today article about EFT). I am also trained in Gottman Method Couples Therapy (Level 2), and can teach you the communication skills known to be associated with happier relationships as a supplement to the our deeper work with EFT. Using the most effective methods, we will develop an understanding of the pattern in which you’re caught, learn how to relate in a way that will deepen your understanding of one another, and restructure your interaction with each other for true connection.

You can get to a clearer level of understanding and break out of your typical cycle to move toward a relationship with greater openness and security. In nourishing a relationship, we build a “safe haven” that can bring comfort and joy into your life and provide the strength to face life challenges. This powerful force, called love, is the most important thing in this life. Couples therapy and marriage counseling can guide you in having transformative conversations and making concrete changes that will move you toward a more secure and satisfying bond.

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